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definition 1: a law, doctrine, or assumption on which action or behavior is based.
example: Are these laws based on the principles of liberty and justice for all citizens?
definition 2: a law or rule that is presupposed or scientifically proven.
example: The engine’s designers well understood the principles of internal combustion.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun principle
MODIFIER + principle: fundamental ~ , guiding ~ , basic ~ , general ~ , key ~ , core ~ , design ~ , founding ~ , moral ~ , ethical ~ , universal ~ , scientific ~ , democratic ~ , overriding ~, Christian ~ , religious ~ , constitutional ~
principle + VERB: apply ~ , underlie ~ , underpin ~ , govern ~ , guide ~